Substance Abuse Treatment
Intensive outpatient services (IOP) are available to adults at various times throughout the day. In addition, specialty services are offered to, women who are pregnant or have dependent children, and those with a co-occurring disorder (those who have both a mental illness and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder). The New Life Program is provided for inmates at the Montgomery County Detention Facility where group counseling is conducted for those with a substance abuse/dependency diagnosis.
Housing for Homeless Persons
The Lighthouse currently operates 49 units of permanent housing for homeless persons through scattered site apartments. These programs provide specialty treatment and placement for homeless persons with a substance abuse or mental illness diagnosis and who are HIV positive; for homeless women with a substance abuse or mental illness diagnosis who are pregnant and/or have dependent children; and for homeless persons with a co-occurring disorder.
Standing Together Against Rape
Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), a program of Lighthouse Counseling Center, Inc, provides services, free of charge, to sexual assault victims, their families and the communities of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Butler and Crenshaw counties. The goal of the STAR program is to promote healing for those who have been traumatized by sexual assault whether they are the victim, a significant other or family members. STAR provides forensic medical exams performed by specially trained SANEs (sexual assault nurse examiners), law enforcement advocacy and accompaniment, a crisis hotline, victim assistance, and transportation for services provided at the center. STAR operates as a “stand-alone facility” where all of these services are provided in a completely confidential and private location.
The New Directions program is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). It is designed to meet the unique needs of each individual at no cost to them. Eligibility for this program is African American women, 18 years and older, diagnosed with a substance use problem.
Our services include:
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Substance abuse education
- HIV risk reduction education
- HIV testing
- Trauma counseling
- Basic living skills
- Access to support groups
- Treatment of mental illness related issues
- Referrals for chronic health problems
- Referral to inpatient substance abuse treatment when appropriate